MVP Solum, Edgington repeat; four Lions honored

By : 
Lee Epps

For the second straight basketball season, Amelia Solum was voted Most Valuable Playerby her Spring Grove teammates.And for the fourth year, Mariah Edgington received the Hustle Award. 

Alyssa Johnson was the choice for the Lion Attitude Award while Jordian Leahy was voted Most Improved for the 2018-19 season.

Seven letter winners had the 3.4 GPA credentials to be Academic All-Conference - Johnson, Edgington, Solum, Sydnie Kampschroer, Kailee Olerud,Marie Peterson and Maggie Lile.

Solum, a 5-foot-6                   all-conference guard, led the Lions in scoring with 14.5 points per game, 3-point field goals (38) and among the starters, 3-point accuracy (35.8%) - the latter the third best single season in the record book. She currently has the girls' third best all-time 3-point percentage (33.9% career).

She was second on the team in both assists (2.6) and steals (2.5) per game and among the primary playing rotation, the second-best overall accuracy from the field (35.5%), free throw percentage (65.4%), free throws attempted (5.8 attempts per game) and hustle points.

Edgington, a 5-7 senior guard, led Spring Grove in five statistical categories - rebounds (7.5 rpg), assists (3.5 apg), steals (4.5 spg), blocked shots (38) and hustle points (111), the latter by a wide margin.

She was the third leading scorer with 11.8 points per game during her second season to receive Honorable Mention All-SEC.

Edgington graduates among the top 11 in six career categories. She ranks fifth all-time in steals (329), fifth in blocked shots (91), sixth in made 3-point field goals (84), ninth in career assists (236), 11th in scoring (908 points) and 11th in rebounding (559 boards).

Johnsonwas honored for her positive and uplifting attitude and dedication to the team. In addition, the 5-7 senior guard led the main playing rotation in field goal accuracy at 40% and was the second leading scorer with 12.8 points per game. She shot a strong 31.5% beyond 3-point arc.

Johnson was also the Lions' second leading rebounder while coming down with 4.7 ricochets per contest.

She graduates having hit 234 career free throws, the fifth most in the girls' record book. Johnson ranks 14th all-time while blocking 47 shots. With 629 career points, she is one of only 27 Lion ladies to surpass 600 points.

Leahy, a 5-4 freshman guard, was a key reserve in the primary eight-player rotation, seeing action in 21 of the 22 games. That experience will be highly valuable as one of only four letter winners with eligibility remaining for 2020.

Johnson, Edgington and senior Sydnie Kampschroer received their fourth varsity letters. 

Solum, a junior, earned a third varsity letter while senior Kailee Olerud lettered for the second season.

Earning their first letters were senior Kyleigh Doering, junior Marie Petersen, freshman Leahy and eighth grader Maggie Lile.

Five stellar seniors - Kampschroer, Johnson, Olerud, Doering and Edgington - leave big shoes to fill while passing on a legacy of passion and hard work both on the court and in the classroom.